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Old 09-19-11, 08:27 PM   #1176
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Hmm, Do you do any simple prep work b4 races?
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Why are they running straps if they already have clipless pedals?

Looks like I can't go wrong with a TK3 or 2, Moto Team Track, Fuji Track Pro. Thanks guys!
Stronger guys can pull out of clipless pedals on the upstroke. I can and have done it.

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Hmm, Do you do any simple prep work b4 races?
Not really. My prep work is frequent inspection, maintenance, and prevention (knock wood). The only prep work I do is pumping the tires before a ride/race.
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Old 09-19-11, 08:39 PM   #1178
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Carleton,

I was planning on buying some new wheels and i was wondering between these mavic cxp22 rims laced to formula hubs and these mavic open pros that i could customize but would be about $100 more. which wheelset is the best for the buck?
cxp22 http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d/prod_23.html
open pro http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...9.html?added=1
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Old 09-19-11, 08:51 PM   #1179
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Dear Carleton, I havent checked that one thread, Hows your new frame?
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Old 09-19-11, 09:10 PM   #1180
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I'd roll the 22s cuz I'm a cheap bastard. I've had a CXP-22 on the rear of my clincher wheelset for a while now (8 years, maybe) and it holds up nice.
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Carleton,

I was planning on buying some new wheels and i was wondering between these mavic cxp22 rims laced to formula hubs and these mavic open pros that i could customize but would be about $100 more. which wheelset is the best for the buck?
cxp22 http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d/prod_23.html
open pro http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...9.html?added=1
Both rims are very solid and you can't go wrong by choosing either one. I like the look of the Open Pros. I like the eyelets.

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Dear Carleton, I havent checked that one thread, Hows your new frame?
It's pretty awesome. Thanks for asking.

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I'd roll the 22s cuz I'm a cheap bastard. I've had a CXP-22 on the rear of my clincher wheelset for a while now (8 years, maybe) and it holds up nice.
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Old 09-20-11, 01:25 AM   #1182
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I was wondering what people do for loose bearings, Btw whats a nice steel bearing to go for?
grade 25 bearings.


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I know some trackies squirt linseed oil on their loose ball hubs each race but I'm not sure if that actually helps, maybe Carleton could weigh in on this.
Are you sure it's linseed oil instead of something that doesn't dry? I wouldn't know anyway

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grade 25 bearings.
here's a cool blog entry from park on the difference of bearings:
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ramic-bearings
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Old 09-20-11, 11:55 AM   #1184
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Dear Carleton,

Haven't been riding for too long, but long enough. When i pass by an oncoming cyclist, i will either:
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- 'sup nod if i'm not in the drops
- wave
However, I've noticed a lot of dudes/ettes riding by me, making very clear eye contact with me but remain expressionless and silent.
wudup with that? am i missing something? i'm pretty sure i look like every other cyclist on that route.
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Old 09-20-11, 12:31 PM   #1185
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Dear Carleton,

Haven't been riding for too long, but long enough. When i pass by an oncoming cyclist, i will either:
- nod politely
- 'sup nod if i'm not in the drops
- wave
However, I've noticed a lot of dudes/ettes riding by me, making very clear eye contact with me but remain expressionless and silent.
wudup with that? am i missing something? i'm pretty sure i look like every other cyclist on that route.
I'll let Carleton finish, but you might be missing the "zone" factor.
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Old 09-20-11, 12:50 PM   #1186
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here's a cool blog entry from park on the difference of bearings:
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ramic-bearings
I remember reading somewhere some explanation of bearings and how it's stupid to pay up for ceramic bearings if you don't get ceramic races because you'll end up with the same performance as steel bearings. I don't care either way
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Old 09-20-11, 01:01 PM   #1187
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I remember reading somewhere some explanation of bearings and how it's stupid to pay up for ceramic bearings if you don't get ceramic races because you'll end up with the same performance as steel bearings. I don't care either way
the article goes into much depth but this snippet explains:
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The ceramic bearing has found uses in industrial applications where there is high speed, high load, and, consequently, high temperature. Bicycle riding simply does not result in high load, speed or temperature. A bike moving at 80 kilometers per hour (about 50 mph), will have hubs that rotate about 11 revolutions per second. An engine crank shaft, however, may turn at over 100 revolutions per second.
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That's why I dont care. I will not benefit from using them and I do not think I will ever go out of my way have ceramic bearings. I have helped people at the co-op install ceramic cartridge bearings in their formula hubs while the kept rambling on about faster wheels
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Old 09-20-11, 01:14 PM   #1189
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Dear Carleton, have you ever seen anyone 'barefoot' cycling? I've thought about it, because having to support your own foot more would work your legs differently, like your calves?
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Old 09-20-11, 01:38 PM   #1190
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****, I hate those shoes.
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Old 09-20-11, 02:01 PM   #1191
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Old 09-20-11, 02:18 PM   #1192
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Dear Carleton, have you ever seen anyone 'barefoot' cycling? I've thought about it, because having to support your own foot more would work your legs differently, like your calves?
I rode in wetsuit booties before. It was painful. Barefoot shoes have thicker soles than wetsuit shoes though, so maybe with the right pedal.

The right pedal is definitely not PD-1051.
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Old 09-20-11, 02:33 PM   #1193
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it might work spinning a high cadence, but barefoot cycling on a fixed gear mashing up hills would be ****ed
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Old 09-20-11, 02:45 PM   #1194
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Pedals aren't designed for soft shoes.

If we radically modified modern bicycle design then yeah, sure.
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Old 09-20-11, 03:12 PM   #1195
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i'm working on a prototype of SPD compatible Crocs. go from stylish on two feet, to stylish on two wheels in a flash!

PATENT PENDING.
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Old 09-20-11, 03:19 PM   #1196
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i'm working on a prototype of SPD compatible Crocs. go from stylish on two feet, to stylish on two wheels in a flash!

PATENT PENDING.
I'd love some of those (not that I wear crocs). Sometimes, for a quick run somewhere, I don't want to put on the bike shoes, but that doesn't happen often enough that I'd like the pedals that have 2 different sides. Something I could keep in the garage next to the bike that I could clip in to my spd clip giving me a platform for those brief times would be nice.

Edit:Oh wait, I thought you were going to make the pedals compatible with crocs, not put cleats in crocs. No thanks to that.
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Dear Carleton,

Haven't been riding for too long, but long enough. When i pass by an oncoming cyclist, i will either:
- nod politely
- 'sup nod if i'm not in the drops
- wave
However, I've noticed a lot of dudes/ettes riding by me, making very clear eye contact with me but remain expressionless and silent.
wudup with that? am i missing something? i'm pretty sure i look like every other cyclist on that route.
They may be in the zone...but chances are they are just weird and possibly anti-social. Cycling is an individual sport/activity that attracts some people who are like that.


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No. I hate those shoes, too.

That ****'s not right.
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The worst is when I see people who aren't athletic in any way walking around downtown wearing those things. Ugh...
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The worst is when I see people who aren't athletic in any way walking around downtown wearing those thing. Ugh...
Well, I'm a pretty athletic guy, runner, soccer player, cycling, etc. And I just tried it out, quick run around campus with the lady, and it was ****ing awful. Less support than I thought it had, and having to put weight on my feet to start up at stop signs and lights was really bad.
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